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Wednesday, 16 March 2011

WOYWW #93 - Mothering Day Sunday Box Finished +


Hi all... another week, another desk to show in Julia's linky at Stamping Ground... thanks for all my lovely visitors last week. I got round many but not all as there are so amny of us now, and I did have kittens!!! Aww, yes... if you are interested they are in the post below, and I will be adding more photos in a couple of days. So, these roses have become a bit of a trade mark now, and I LOVE making them... needed more for the three new boxes below...


These are such fun to do, and you never know how much crackle you will get... I have been asked a lot about this so I am thinking of doing a tutorial...


Here is the finished box for my mum for Mothering Sunday. The front is on and I have dangled a length of chain from the top corners. There is a little Sir Tim bird and a piece which says LOVE, as well as one of his pearl charms. You will see there is a birdcage inside, which was cut with the birdcage die from shrink plastic... mum inherited a budgie from my mother-in-law when she died, and now mum has one of her own... great company she says!!! Hence those decorations..


Prima roses, just because you can, and they are very beautiful... very different from the ones I make. But they are mum's favourite flower, actually, so very appropriate.


Here is the shrink birdage... how cute is that!!! I coloured it with chalk eye ink pads and popped some little gold beads in the holes along the bottom. I also added a tiny "Made for you" charm to the link on top.


This is a beautiful rose quartz heart, and next to it is one of Sir Tim's new light bulb charms!! They really are sweet...


Inside this square box is a decorated tin, coloured with alcohol inks, and topped with the set of flowers Sir Tim gave us on the magic day workshop. Inside the tin is a little book, made from 2 sets of  Sir Tim's ticket die, stamped up with tiny flower stamps and words such as joy, love and imagine.


These letters are from the workshop day pack, stuck on to the newest double grunge sheets, painted, sanded and inked... I am loving these because you can get great effects with them. The number one is painted with white acrylic and stands for my number 1 mum, and I am her 1 child...


This little bottle is from another new set from TH... they are so useful fo fill for colour, texture or just to grunge up... I have put some sequins in this one, as mum used to sell them, and buttons, when she was first working...


Yet more mini charms here, with the reel set... there are several different sizes and I wrapped this teeny one with a bit of ribbon for colour and texture. Next to it is some of TH rose ribbon, beautiful stuff, sprayed with a mica pearl spray... so delicate and gleamy..


Here are mum's buttons I mentioned, decorating the bottom of this box. which holds a lock and key from guess who!!!?? The flower beads dangling in front are NOT from him but are from my bead stash!!


A TH corner here and a piece of an old earring of mine, hanging from a tiny vine eye...


And last but not least, aTH  tag suspended from a TH swivel clasp, and in the background some more little cogs to suggest inner workings of some kind... the others are behind  in the birdcage box... Below, I have done a last photo without the glare of the acetate front...


Well, I'm lovin it, so I hope she does... I always try to make her something she can leave out more than just the week or so for a birthday or Mothering Sunday, and this has to be the most complicated and spectacular thing yet... I think she will enjoy it. Thanks for looking and reading this far!! Have a great week
Loive and light
Frankie
xx

28 comments:

Claire said...

OOOOOH Frankie, what a stunning creation! It must have taken you ages .... but well worth it, I love all the thoughtful details you've added.
Claire xx

Helen said...

Wowza!! What mother wouldn't love that?! It is simply stunning, Frankie!

okienurse said...

Beautiful configurations box! Love the roses and all the motherly stuff you have put in it. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #52

Karen said...

WOW your finished box is stunning, I am sure your Mum will be delighted with it as its really gorgeous!
Have a great WOYWW,
Karen #73

Julia Dunnit said...

I'm sure she'll love it Frankie - so many things that relate to her story how thoughtful and clever! Still loving the roses!

JoZart said...

You have created a truly special one off gift for our dear Mum!
Beautiful Frankie!
Love JoZarty x

Christine said...

WOW Frankie, this is gorgeous and something for you Mum to treasure. You have put so much work and love into making it.
Love the roses and your boxes are stunning. A 'Crackle' tutorial would be great, I tried today following your instructions but I haven't crackled. LOL
Hugs xx

Faye said...

Gorgeous Mothering Day art, Frankie. Each little detail is so beautiful. The roses are indeed lovely, but I'll tell you this, I think your handmade ones are just as gorgeous.

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

This is so beautiful, stunning! Looking forward to a possible tutorial!
happy WOYWW
Rebecca (45) x

The Crafty Elf said...

Just stunning. I will have to make one of these. I've seen many on desks and love the creativity of each. Thanks for sharing!

Roban Studio said...

Oh Frankie, your mom is going to love your box! This is such a thoughtful and beautiful gift. Thank you for the wonderful tour of all the juicy details. And your new kittens are so sweet! I will be looking forward to seeing photos of them. Thanks for stopping by my desk.
Happy WOYWW #19

voodoo vixen said...

Your Mum will adore her configurations box, you have really put so much love and thought into it. Oh and yes please to the tutorial on how to get that lovely crackle effect because I so want to try it!! Annette #5

Mari K. said...

Beautiful box. Those flowers you made are just wonderful. I would love a tutorial on those, I became a follower in case you do and so I can see more of your creations. (133)

Neet said...

Love your configuration box - your mum will be so enchanted with it. Love your roses and the crackle you get is amaxzing - any chance of a tutorial?
Thanks so much for sharing. #15

Marjo said...

Gorgeous, your moms gonna love it

Thanks for the the view and sharing, hugs Marjo#10

Wipso said...

I'm having a really busy week but am quickly dropping by to make sure all our WOYWW friends get the chance to win the last of our weekly draws before the BIG one over in our blog shop. Pop over and join in the fun. Good luck.
Hugs,
A x
http://sisterscraftycreations.blogspot.com/

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wow!! Firankie, I love these things I learn on WOYWW!?!
... now I know what these boxes look like empty as saw it on someone's post a minute ago then checked out Neet's again to see what it looked like full and now you have one..amazingly beautiful in its detail..... and please, please do a tutorial on crackle and let me know when you do it as it has me fascinated, and what were you roses made out of please.. oh, am I a pain or what??
love Shaz in oz.x if you need it email is:
postbox-101@hotmail.com

oneoff said...

What a lovely meaningful gift! There is so much to look at, and so many memories there.

Bx

Sam said...

Loving your box with all the trinkets in. I love the way that these boxes can be personalised relatively easily. Loving the shrunk bird cage. Will have to have a go!

Twiglet said...

Thats the nicest thing I have seen today!! Your mum will love it.

Carola Bartz said...

I love your box, it looks fabulous. Of course I looked at the other post with the kittens, OMG so sweet and I'm glad that you can keep them all. I love cats - well, pretty much all animals.

butlersabroad said...

Beautiful Frankie, bet she's going to absolutely love it.

Hugs
Brenda 114

Shazsilverwolf said...

This is gorgeous- storing up the ideas for making one myself! lol. Shaz #148

ledenzer said...

Frankie it is amazing what you do in this field of art. I could spend hours looking at all your creations. It is inspiring!

lisa said...

Your twisted roses have definitely become a trademark Frankie, you do them superbly. I'm afraid I never got the hang of them and have gone back to the old way of 6 sided flowers and building them up that way.
The finished box is stunning, what an amazing gift.
Hugs Lisa #126

MaggieC said...

How nice to see the term of "Mothering Sunday" used, rather than just Mother's Day. If anyone wants to know where it came from and why it is called Mothering Sunday, just follow this link - http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/easter/mothers.htm My grandmother was "in service" as a young girl until she was married, and would have had quite a long journey to get home to see her mother. Both my mother and mother-in-law refused to have anything to do with any card that said "Mother's Day", only acknowedging the correct traditional "Mothering Sunday".

Your roses are really so realistic and lovely.

Nicky said...

Its wonderful your mum will love it

Tertia said...

Great gift, I am sure she will love it! So much work and loving thought went into t>
Happy belated WOYWW